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Old 11-15-2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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My BRP needs a better headlight!

I'm running a supermoto setup on my pig. Commuting at night isn't fun with the Acerbis Cyclops headlight I have on it right now.

I have a 7" HID that I'd like to put on, but am pretty sure everyone in their right mind would be flashing their highbeams at me.

I'd kinda like to do something like the dual 8" baja style headlights. Could a pair of round 55/60 6.5" halogens do the trick?

I guess the better question would be: What do you guys use and like for your thumper? And how does it work at 75/80mph on the freeway?
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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I'm running a supermoto setup on my pig. Commuting at night isn't fun with the Acerbis Cyclops headlight I have on it right now.

I have a 7" HID that I'd like to put on, but am pretty sure everyone in their right mind would be flashing their highbeams at me.

I'd kinda like to do something like the dual 8" baja style headlights. Could a pair of round 55/60 6.5" halogens do the trick?

I guess the better question would be: What do you guys use and like for your thumper? And how does it work at 75/80mph on the freeway?
BD dual 4" halogens with a flood for the low and a spot for the high is what Im running on my LC4
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:20 AM   #3
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I'm building a setup for my 650R using a pair of 4" tractor lights from NAPA. It will be similar to the BD setup with the frame around the lights, but I might build another one without the guard if I don't like the way it looks. I will be using a 80 watt spot and a 50 watt flood for hi/lo beam.
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:35 AM   #4
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if you have a place to mount a ballast

i am running 2 hid lights on my 640 adv...you can buy just the bulb and ballast and continue to use your existing housing.I ran my for 3800 miles of dirt on the tat .i had to make a buffer ballast holder for jumping etc,but they have been solid and good to me... check em out ,xenon link.com i think...numerous bulbs to choose from..good luck
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
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i am running 2 hid lights on my 640 adv...you can buy just the bulb and ballast and continue to use your existing housing.I ran my for 3800 miles of dirt on the tat .i had to make a buffer ballast holder for jumping etc,but they have been solid and good to me... check em out ,xenon link.com i think...numerous bulbs to choose from..good luck
You are running those in the 50mm projectors that come stock with the 640A, right?
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:49 PM   #6
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Dual 8" Headlights

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I'm running a supermoto setup on my pig. Commuting at night isn't fun with the Acerbis Cyclops headlight I have on it right now.

I have a 7" HID that I'd like to put on, but am pretty sure everyone in their right mind would be flashing their highbeams at me.

I'd kinda like to do something like the dual 8" baja style headlights. Could a pair of round 55/60 6.5" halogens do the trick?

I guess the better question would be: What do you guys use and like for your thumper? And how does it work at 75/80mph on the freeway?
If you like the Baja dual headlight look, I would recommend Baja Design's set up. I purchased a set for my XR. The halogen halogen type works very well... They are much cheaper than the HID's. I have used them on the street and trail and really like the look and function. Note that you will be adding an extra 12 lbs, as they attach to the forks legs. My next project is to have a bracket welded on to the frame, mounting these beauties off the frame, will allow transferring the weight from the steering to the frame.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:09 PM   #7
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I have a single Baja Designs 8" Halogen and Im very happy with it. Im still running the 55W bulb but its been enough for on road riding at night and the tight new england trails. I can see needing more light for full speed desert running, but like I said, its been fine for road riding for me.
Its nice that you can adjust it while moving too. I usualy just tweek it down if itlooks like Im blinding on coming drivers.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:16 PM   #8
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+1 on the single 8" light from either Baja Designs or Trailtech. Just adjust on the fly so your not blinding anyone.

Here's my 8" Trailtech unit.



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Old 11-16-2008, 04:32 PM   #9
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I'm going Trailtech on my upcoming XC-W project.

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Old 11-17-2008, 05:01 AM   #10
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Here's a few of my setup, 8" halogen from TT:





And my daytime running light guard.

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Old 11-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #11
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My BRP needs a better headlight!

I've been running the Trailtech 8" halogen. It works quite well. When riding with a pack, I'm always put up front. Very reasonably priced also. Got the stator rewind to 250 w. Plenty of power for this light.
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:48 PM   #12
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I have been running the 8inch Trailtech for over 2 years now and it has been a great light. My only complaint is with the lack of any sealing on the rear of the light, so water and dust can get in. The stock rubber boot worked good as a replacement though. My brother has inherited it for his Husky as I am going for a different look altogether!!!

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:04 PM   #13
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Well, hell. I'll try this 7" HID that I have.
If'n that doesn't work, I'll check out the trailtech or B.D. 8" setup.

Thanks guys.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:42 PM   #14
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If you like the Baja dual headlight look, I would recommend Baja Design's set up. I purchased a set for my XR. The halogen halogen type works very well... They are much cheaper than the HID's. I have used them on the street and trail and really like the look and function. Note that you will be adding an extra 12 lbs, as they attach to the forks legs. My next project is to have a bracket welded on to the frame, mounting these beauties off the frame, will allow transferring the weight from the steering to the frame.
Sweeet bike. Jim
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:47 PM   #15
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Ha Huskey123,

thanks again for the help with the rear fender tool bag. I've been testing for LA/Barstow/Vegas and it is still holding on. I used their front number plate bag for mounting on top of my 8" B.D. light for light stuff and it works great.

Take care and thanks again for the help. Jim
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